Hydrolytic deallylation of N-allyl amides to give amides and propanal can be achieved with PdII catalysts. The optimized catalyst consists of Pd(OCOCF3)2 and 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphanyl) propane (DPPP). Several kinds of open-chain N-allyl amides and N-allyl lactams undergo hydrolytic deallylation to give the corresponding amides and lactams in good to high yield. A mechanism which includes isomerization to enamides and subsequent hydrolysis is proposed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry